For the Business of Football - Inside World Football Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:54:28 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 2015 Women's World Cup venues face winter quality check Womens World Cup 2015By David Owen
October 31 – The venue for the final of next year's women's World Cup in Canada will need to seek recertification in January, to verify that its artificial pitch surface remains of the necessary quality.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:53:15 +0000
Russian launch video gaffe forces re-edit of Crimea reference Russia 2018 logo on BolshoiBy Andrew Warshaw
October 31 - FIFA have been forced to apologise for a politically embarrassing gaffe after a video launching the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia displayed the disputed Crimean peninsula as being part of Russian territory.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Russia 2018 World Cup News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:07:22 +0000
South Korea and France submit bids for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup FIFA signageBy Mark Baber
October 31 - South Korean and French delegations have handed over rival bids for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2018 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Thursday to FIFA President Blatter and FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:47:53 +0000
FIFPro launches learning drive, while FAW and Sportradar go on tour Ron Noble InterpolBy Paul Nicholson
October 31 – Education is taking lead position in the battle against match-fixing. With a number of confederations and national federations launching player education programmes - the Sportradar-led integrity tour in Wales being the latest – player union FIFPro has launched its own campaign with FIFA and Interpol.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured World Football News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:14:52 +0000
NFF crisis: Giwa faction withdraws case from court Nigeria shirt logoBy Mark Baber
October 31 - The day before the expiry of a FIFA deadline for his court case to be withdrawn, and following intervention from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Chris Giwa's faction has withdrawn its case against Amaju Pinnick and his newly elected board, forestalling a possible FIFA ban for government interference.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Africa World Football News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:28:00 +0000
Russia 2018 city posters unveiled Russia 2018 logo1October 31 - The Russia 2018 World Cup will be held at 12 stadiums across 11 cities. In keeping with World Cup tradidition a series of posters have been designed to promote the World Cup and refelct the culture and traditions of the country's football. Pictured here is a gallery of the posters from the 11 cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Russia 2018 World Cup News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:06:08 +0000 Tonev denies racism but SFA hand down 7 game ban Tonev and LoganOctober 31 - In an unprecedented ruling that has stunned Scottish football as well as his English parent club, Celtic's Bulgarian international winger Aleksandar Tonev has been handed a seven-match ban for racial abuse.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:49:36 +0000 Mihir Bose: Why ECA shows football is still failing to make cool judgements The whole business of the Qatar 2002 World Cup, and when it should be held, has again emphasised why sport, more than any other business, must make sure that it arrives at its decisions after very careful deliberation. Now you may say surely that is true of everything we do. Yes. But sport faces a problem no other business, indeed activity, does. This is that by its very nature people who follow sport tend to make instinctive judgements.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Mihir Bose Columnists Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:52:55 +0000 Euro 2016 build provides ‘20,000 job’ boost for France Euro 2106 logoBy David Owen
October 30 – The construction and renovation of the 10 football stadia to be used for Euro 2016 is generating a total of 20,000 jobs in the building and services sector, according to Patrick Kanner, the French Sports Minister.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:45:14 +0000
2015 turf wars: FIFA says it is about pitch quality and weather, lawyers disagree Womens World Cup 2015By Andrew Warshaw
October 30 - FIFA have broken their silence over the artificial turf controversy that threatens to disrupt next year's Womens World Cup in Canada, insisting the pitches will be of the highest standard and rejecting any sense of discrimination against female players.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:52 +0000
Chinese company comes to the rescue of Brazil's Santos Santos and HuaweiBy Mark Baber
October 30 - Santos have announced the signing of a major sponsorship deal with Chinese technology firm Huawei through to the end of 2014, with the option of an extension.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured South America World Football News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:06:12 +0000
English FA gets tough with Ferdinand on Twitter and Clattenburg on travel FA logo on WembleyBy Andrew Warshaw
October 30 - English football authorities have split public opinion by clamping down hard on former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and one of the country's top referees, Mark Clattenburg, for two unrelated misdemeanours.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:58 +0000
Real sign £20m sponsorship with Abu Dhabi petrol giant Real Madrid and IPICOctober 30 - Real Madrid have struck another deal with affluent Gulf investors as they bid maintain their status as the world's richest club.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:07:53 +0000 Mutko to open World Football Forum in Moscow Vitaly Mutko 4October 30 - Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko will give the welcome address to World Football Forum gathering in Moscow, November 13. Organiser have now released their programme for the event which ends with a VIP reception at the Inter-Continental Hotel.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Russia 2018 World Cup News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:39:10 +0000 John Yan: CSL cliffhanger keeps us hanging on 中超"第一悬念" In the second to last round of the 2014 CSL season, Beijing Guoan FC went to Guangzhou to play defending champions Evergrande, Before the match, Beijing had 63 points, Guangzhou 69 points. A draw would secure the fourth consecutive title for Guangzhou.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured John Yan Columnists Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:49:36 +0000 Bolton left wondering over mooted east Asian tie-up Reebok Stadium BoltonOctober 30 - English second-tier club Bolton Wanderers are playing down rumours of a potential takeover by a Thai consortium which would represent the latest foreign incursion into English football.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:09:54 +0000 Purslow joins Chelsea to push sales, as Man Utd notches two more deals Man utd and IVCOctober 30 - On the pitch Chelsea were denied a win in the Premier League against Manchester United last weekend by a last gasp equalizer by Robin van Persie. Off the pitch commercial results are far from evenly matched with Man Utd this week adding two new sponsors, while Chelsea have put faith in new signing Christian Purslow to lead the line in a bid to boost their global commercial activity.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:46:09 +0000 Blatter says Russia 2018 is well advanced and boycott would be pointless Blatter and PutinBy Andrew Warshaw
October 29 - Sepp Blatter has re-iterated his view that boycotting the 2018 World Cup in Russia will serve no legimitate purpose but has revealed for the first time that if they qualify Ukraine will not be placed in the same group as the hosts unless relationships between the two neighbours improve.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:22:44 +0000
AFC U19 win marks a victory for Aspire and a football hungry nation Qatar win AFC U19 titleBy Paul Nicholson
October 29 – When the Qatari national U19 team stepped off their plane to a red carpet and heroes' welcome it marked a new level of football achievement for the Gulf state that is reinventing itself through sport. It also marked another step on the development path set by the Aspire Academy.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:51:21 +0000
Matt Scott: English football's vanity project has run its course What defines a nation's football status? Is it the senior-international trophies it has historically won? The depth of its leagues? Its grassroots participation? The quality of its top division, perhaps? Or is it the quality of its national stadium?]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Matt Scott Columnists Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:30:38 +0000 Morocco continue Club World Cup planning, but AFCON still in limbo FIFA Club World Cup trophyBy Andrew Warshaw
October 29 - Preparations for the Club World Cup in Morocco in December are continuing "as planned" even though the country has asked to be replaced as host for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) the following month due to fears over the spread of the Ebola epidemic.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Africa World Football News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:08:28 +0000